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How can keloid skin be fixed?

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Dr. Jason Lichten
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Surgery/Injection: There are many options to try to deal with this difficult problem that has a high recurrence rate. Injections with steroids, surgical excision or radiation therapy are some of the options. Talk with a plastic surgeon in your area to try to figure out a treatment plan for your specific concerns.
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Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Surgical excision : Surgical excision followed by immediate postoperative radiation prevents the recurrence of keloids. Intralesional steroids may also be effective in preventing the keloid growth.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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